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Brian Kornfeld

Synapse
President
Brian is truly immersed in Florida’s entrepreneurial and innovation communities as President and Co-founder of Synapse Florida, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit creating the nexus for entrepreneurs,
investors and businesses to connect with the resources they need to accelerate success and drive
Florida’s economic growth. Through Synapse, Brian is increasing the visibility of Florida’s innovation
communities across the entire industrial, commercial, municipal, and educational spectrum to attract
and retain talent and build thriving businesses for generations to come.

Brian, a Tampa Bay native and a rocket scientist, is the President of the USF Executive MBA Alumni
Advisory Council and supports many local missions and companies as an advisor or partner. He is a Six-Sigma Black Belt, Lean Expert, and Certified Scrum Product Owner. Brian is a 2018 recipient of the
prestigious Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Business Up and Comers of Tampa Bay. He is also nationally recognized in The Business Journals’ Influencers: Rising Stars as one of the top 100 business executives across the country who are having a positive impact relatively early in their careers on their companies and their communities, and who could be shaping how business gets done for years to come.